U.S. Christians Mark Start Of Lent With Ash Wednesday

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Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, speaks with the media... News PhotoAsh Wednesday,Cardinal - Clergy,Cathedral,New York City,Religion,Spirituality,Talking,The Media,Timothy M. Dolan - Archbishop,USA,VerticalPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesNEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, speaks with the media at St. Patrick's Cathedral on Ash Wednesday on February 13, 2013 in New York City. Cardinal Dolan celebrated Mass and marked a cross with ashes on the foreheads of Catholics at the event, which marks the beginning of Lent, a 40-day period of pray and fasting for many Christians. Dolan is expected to travel to Rome in the next month to participate in the College of Cardinals, which will choose a successor to Pope Benedict XVI, who announded Monday that he will step down as Pontiff. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)